Easter Snack Squares – Easy and Kids LOVE Them @RiceKrispies @MMS
I am always trying to whip up a quick snack for my kids. We don’t have a great deal of store bought “treats” in our house. I like to be able to control what they eat and avoid as many chemicals as possible. That doesn’t mean we only eat healthy as evidenced by this post. But this recipe is far better for them than stuff like Hostess snack cakes etc…
Since we are using this particular batch for a bake sale – we doubled the recipe but I will share the basic recipe with you. In our house it always needs to be double anyway since the kids love them so much. They don’t ordinarily have holiday M&Ms on top – this was a special batch.
If you have never made Rice Krispie squares they are so incredibly easy and fast to whip up. Best thing about them is no baking!
What do you need to begin?
A pot large enough for 6 cups of Rice Krispies – we use a pasta pot. You will also need marshmallows (we use miniature), butter, Rice Krispies and for this batch – Easter M&Ms.
Melt a stick of butter – don’t use margarine – in your pot. Once that stick is fully melted, add in a bag of marshmallows (12 ounces). Keep an eye on that pot – you don’t want your marshmallows to burn. Mix occasionally until all the marshmallows are melted. I do all this with my pot on medium or just below medium heat.
Remove the pot from the heat – mix 6 cups of Rice Krispies into the marshmallow mixture. You can add a bag of holiday M&Ms (11.4 ounce bag or less) at this point but we press them into the top afterwards because we don’t want them to melt.
Once your mixture is completely mixed, press into a baking pan. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on top and just press it all into a compact sheet. This is when we also press in our M&Ms. Pressing them on top allows my kids to also pick them off and eat them – they feel like it is two treats in one when they eat it this way.
Once the sheet is cool – cut into squares, remove from the sheet and store in an airtight container.